On Sunday, Feb. 20th, Santa Monica’s Hotel Shangri-La presents the first of its weekly Speakeasy Sundays at Suite 700, hosted by mixologist Chris Corbin. Located at the top of the landmark hotel, the formerly private Suite 700 opened to the public last May. Outside, the rooftop bar offers panoramic views of the Pacific, while the interior is decked out in a style that designer Marc Smith calls Nautical Moderne, his take on Streamline Moderne.

The classic cocktails start at $12 each, and include the Martini, Manhattan, French 75, Champagne Cocktail, Gibson, and Rum Rickey. A soundtrack of “bootleg” blues will help guests get in the mood, while films from Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Laurel & Hardy will flicker throughout the space and add to the vintage vibe.

This being a speakeasy and all, you can’t just walk in. A “dapper and flapper” dress code means you have to show up in “Great Gatsby garb” or “Coco Chanel chic,” plus you need to have the password for entry. It’s worth your efforts, though; give ‘em the password and you get a complimentary cocktail once you’re inside!

To get the weekly password, follow @hotelshangrila on Twitter or “Like” Hotel Shangri-La on Facebook. Need a little help for the first night? Well, don’t tell anyone I told you, but…

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Speakeasy Sundays at Suite 700
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011
Every Sunday thereafter
6pm-12am

Hotel Shangri-La
1301 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-2791
www.shangrila-hotel.com

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